Fools, Frauds and Firebrands - Thinkers of the New Left

Author(s): Roger Scruton

Politics

In Fools, Frauds and Firebrands, Roger Scruton first surveys and then deconstructs the golden idols of left wing thought from the 1960s to the present day. He dissects the hollow works of Hobsbawm and E. P. Thompson, Galbraith and Dworkin, Sartre and Foucault and exposes the lack of coherence in the works of Althusser, Lacan, Deleuze, Badiou and Zizek. Scruton ponders why the humanities have become so unambiguously aligned to the left, and reveals how fully such thinking has seized the academy in its grasp. In this provocative, compelling and highly entertaining book he explains why empty rhetoric abounds over careful analysis and blatant nonsense over respectable logic, in a shattering demolition of some of today's most fashionable philosophers. Book jacket.

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  • : 9781472965219
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Continuum
  • : March 2019
  • : .9 Inches X 6.72 Inches X 8.45 Inches
  • : books

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  • : 304
  • : Paperback
  • : Roger Scruton